Tuesday 17th March 2009 will be a day of all things green and Irish as Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world.
In Dublin the St. Patrick's Festival 2009 will run from Thursday 12th – Tuesday 17th March 2009 . The festival culminates in a parade on St Patrick's Day.
The festival offers visitors a variety of events including, music, street theatre, family carnivals, comedy, street performances, dance, a treasure hunt and night spectacles. During the event 4000 performers and 1 million people will be celebrating all things Irish.
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated world-wide by Irish people, especially in Ireland and the USA. Celebrations revolve around all things green and Irish: eating Irish food, drinking Guinness, wearing green, attending parades and generally having a good time.
On St Paddy's day, the largest parade is held in New York and is enjoyed by around 2 million spectators. The first New York parade took place in 1766 when Irish soldiers marched through the city.
Did you know...
It is a common practice for farmers to plant a solitary potato on St. Patrick's day to ensure a good harvest for the coming year.
Holiday Extras would like to wish all our customers "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig" - Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Remember to check back with us for up to the minute travel news and great deals on airport parking and hotels.
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